7 best events this week

Still don’t know what to do this week? We pick the best events for you to attend.

Cardiff recently climbed from sixth place to become the third best capital city in Europe, as voted by 2000 of its residents. One big reason: the city is never boring.

There is something for every taste. Starting from tomorrow night, the sports fans could go crazy over Wales versus France rugby games at Principality Stadium, the literary minded could enjoy the English-language writing festival Dirty Gifted & Welsh, families would enjoy the St David’s parade and it will end with a blast at Silent Disco. Pick your favorites and don’t miss them out.

Six Nations Games: Wales vs France

Friday 26 February, 8.05pm

Dan Lydiate, a famous Welsh rugby player©inpho/rbs6nations.com
Dan Lydiate, a famous Welsh rugby player©inpho/rbs6nations.com

The upcoming Wales vs France match at Cardiff’s own Principality Stadium is going to be wild! The match is part of the Six Nations game, which has been organized since more than a century ago. The national rugby union teams of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France and Italy meet up to battle it out every year. Expect packed streets, crazy fan antics and a whole lot of fun!
Venue: Principality Stadium or enjoy it at the nearest pubs!
Ticket: from £103.23 at http://ticketbisevents.com

Dirty Gifted & Welsh

Sunday 28 February, 12pm -10pm

Dirty Gifted Welsh 2016
Dirty Gifted Welsh 2016

If you like drama and are interested in playwright, you can’t miss this English language writing festival hosted by National Theatre Wales and DIRTY PROTEST. You can join the writers’ surgerys, workshops, talk and Q&A and panel discussion. Playwright Alan Harris will write in response to the day’s event in the evening.
Venue: The Angel Hotel, Castle Street, CF101SZ.
Ticket: £5.00

‘Turn And Face The Strange’ : A celebration of David Bowie & his influence on gender identity

Sunday 28 February, from 7.30pm

David Bowie ©Maxppp
David Bowie ©Maxppp

As part of the LGBT history month, Pride Cymru in partnership with New Sound Wales and the Heritage Lottery Fund, is holding a celebration of David Bowie’s contribution to LGBT history this Sunday. Nicholas Pegg, author of The Complete David Bowie, will discuss Bowie’s influence on gender identity and sexuality with David Owens. Jessica Lee Morgan, the daughter of lifelong Bowie producer Tony Visconti will perform songs and join in the discussion.
Venue: Marriott Hotel, Mill Lane, Cardiff CF10 1FL
Ticket: £5.00, available at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/pridecymru

The National St David’s Day Parade

Tuesday 1 March, 12.30pm-3.30pm

St David's Parade ©Dom Atreides 72/Flickr
St David’s Parade ©Dom Atreides 72/Flickr

This parade celebrating the patron saint of Wales, St. David is definitely worth watching for everyone new to Cardiff. Thousands of people playing music, wearing fancy traditional clothes, and waving the flags fill the streets. This year the parade will march 1.6km, starting in front of the City Hall, then Queen Street and St. John’s Street until the Hayes. Welsh music bands will play traditional music at the Hayes. Enjoy traditional Welsh culture and join this march.
Venue: From City Hall to The Hayes
Ticket: free

Welsh Cookery Lecture: ‘Not just a load of leeks’

Thursday 3 March, 6pm

Welsh rarebit ©Tristan Kenney/Flickr
Welsh rarebit ©Tristan Kenney/Flickr

Sian Roberts, host of Loving Welsh Food TV series, will talk about her experience in introducing Welsh cuisine all around the world as well as its history. She is the founder of Coginio, a company that runs cookery workshops, demonstrations, talks and food safaris, so she would be a perfect guide for those who wants to know more about Welsh delicacies.
Venue: Cardiff Castle
Ticket: £7.50. Call 029 2087 8100 to book places.

Meet Fred

Thursday 3 March, 1.30pm-7.30pm

Meet Fred ©Hijinx Theatre/Chapter
Meet Fred ©Hijinx Theatre/Chapter

Fred, the main star of this play, is a mouthy puppet that wants a normal life: get a job, find a nice girl, settle down. But life is not easy when three people is controlling your every moves. Performed by actors with and without learning disabilities.
Venue: The Chapter
Ticket: 1.30pm £5 | 7.30pm: £10/£8/£6

Silent Disco UK Fest

Friday 4 March, 10pm

Silent disco ©McEwan Hall16/Flickr
Silent disco ©McEwan Hall16/Flickr

Ever feel bored of club music? At Silent Disco, to be held at Cardiff next Friday, the speakers are turned off and party-goers, provided with headphones, could choose their own music. Everybody might be dancing at different tunes, which makes for a funny dynamics. But for the first time, you will not be arguing with friends over a song.
Venue and ticket to be confirmed. Stay tuned for updates at https://classic.fatsoma.com/reps/silentdiscofest/